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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

bonaventure-:

if someone ever calls u a mean name just respond “nah” like how do you even respond to that realistically 

some person: hey asstown 
you: nah 
some person:


Louis with a fan in Portugal 14.7.14

Louis with a fan in Portugal 14.7.14

sharonosbourne:

people that are in relationships but still flirt with you anyway

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the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”
Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.
The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:
“During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with”
Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

the-elderscrolls:

Polish doctor that refused to perform abortion named a “hero”

Dr Bogdan Chazan was visited by an expecting mother (32 weeks into pregnancy), who already had 5 miscarriages before and was worried about her health. It turned out that the fetus had hydrocephalus, undeveloped brain and was missing many bones from its skull. The Doctor refused to perform an abortion and didn’t send the woman to another hospital which could do so (according to polish law, if a doctor doesn’t want to perform an abortion, he has to choose another hospital which will agree to do so). Chazan was named a “local hero” and “true warrior of Jesus in the name of life of the unborn” by many polish politicians and catholic activists. He used conscience clause as an excuse for his actions.

The woman gave birth to the child through a C-section. She and her husband spent 10 painful days watching their deformed child die a horrible death. When she finally decided to speak out, she said:

During these 10 days, no priest, no pro life activist or even dr Chazan came to see the child, to ask if they can help. It was really hard to look at our child. We knew what was coming, but it was still very hard to cope with

Congratulations, pro-lifers - another “life” saved, another “happy” child and “happy” family. 

ashirwinsbandana:


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THE BEST LUKE GIF I HAVE EVER FOUND THANK YOU LORD JESUS

ashirwinsbandana:

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THE BEST LUKE GIF I HAVE EVER FOUND THANK YOU LORD JESUS


5 Seconds of Summer perform at Key 103 Summer Live in Manchester on July 17, 2014.

5 Seconds of Summer perform at Key 103 Summer Live in Manchester on July 17, 2014.

carrotlourry:

me: *in a coma*

*first chords of wmyb play*

me: *wakes up in time 2 sing the first line*

hstuyles:

From the bottom of the stairs to the top of the world;

Five boys,Harry Styles,Liam Payne,Louis Tomlinson,Niall Horan and Zayn Malik ,each performed as solo artist in X-Factor.But fate had different plans for them. Were formed as a band ‘One Direction' on 23rd July,2010 by Simon Cowell. They won thousands of hearts in such a short duration and stood runner up in the contest. But this wasn’t the end of One Direction’s journey. Their first single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ went a hit success followed by their first album ‘Up All Night’. This led to Up All Night tour in Europe,Australia as well as North America. Eventually,One Direction started winning millions of hearts from all over the world. Not only have they won awards from different award shows but also Global Success Award twice. Next came their second album Take Me Home followed by the second tour,Take Me Home Tour which added even more shows in different cities of the world including Tokyo,Japan. One Direction also has its own books including Where We Are and Dare To Dream. The band even launched their own fragrance, Our Moment and later This Moment. Their biggest hit was when they stepped into the film world. Their own 3D Movie ‘This Is Us’ was watched by millions all over the world,adding to their fame. But the most enjoyable event has to be the 7 hour live-stream on 23rd November,2013. The day was named ‘1DDAY’. Fans and celebrities all over the world participated in this joyous and endearing live-stream. The third album  Midnight Memories showed yet another hard-work of the boys where most of the songs were written by the boys themselves. Currently,One Direction is on the road for their first stadium tour ‘Where We Are Tour’. The band has performed numerous shows in Latin America and Europe. More shows are yet to be performed. But this is not all. During the beginning of Where We Are Tour, they announced their fourth world tour ‘On The Road Again’ for 2015. This covers the whole globe.Not to forget the fourth album which is due to be released by the end of 2014. Also One Direction’s another perfume named You & I is settled to be available soon. The young heartthrobs have yet to achieve more in the future.
Even after such a success and huge fame,the boys have stayed humble and down to earth. They care about their fans and do not take this fame for granted. Millions of girls have claimed how these young boys have changed their lives positively. Therefore, A MASSIVE THANK YOU ONE DIRECTION AND HAPPY 4TH ANNIVERSARY.

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